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August 26, 2010

Next gens are no longer expected to join the family business as soon as they are able, but many are left with the difficult choice of whether to follow in their ancestors' footsteps or branch out on their own, writes Katie Barker.

Next gens are no longer expected to join the family business as soon as they are able, but many are left with the difficult choice of whether to follow in their ancestors' footsteps or branch out on their own, writes Katie Barker. 

August 13, 2010

A new study by the Institute for Family Business has revealed the UK’s 10 largest family businesses.

A new study by the Institute for Family Business has revealed the UK's 10 largest family businesses.

The list is headed by the Weston family-owned Associated British Foods, which had 2009 sales of £9.26 billion and includes well-known high street brands such as Kingsmill, Pataks, Primark, Ryvita and Twinings.

May 26, 2010

After much speculation and build up surrounding the 2010 general election, the UK has formed its first coalition government since the Second World War, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe

After much speculation and build up surrounding the 2010 general election, the UK has formed its first coalition government since the Second World War, write Peter Leach and Alexandra Sharpe.

May 19, 2010

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky

A recent report by KPMG in Australia explores the education and progression of next generation family members and their approach to changing business strategy, write David and Paul Karofsky. (Click here to view the report

April 28, 2010

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008, Bill Gates coined the term “creative capitalism”. In Asia, the family-owned business must be a critical part of the creative capitalism debate, writes Christian Stewart

At the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2008 Bill Gates coined the term "creative capitalism", writes Christian Stewart. 

January 20, 2010

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based

The 40th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum begins next week and could signal a resurgence in the popularity of the values on which many family businesses are based.
 
The theme of this year's annual meeting is "Improve the state of the world: rethink, redesign, rebuild". The founder and executive chairman of the forum, Klaus Schwab, said: "We have to rethink our values – we are living together in a global society with many different cultures.
 

June 18, 2009

Family owned and managed businesses are often run very differently from businesses that are not family owned. This is not a negative thing considering family businesses seem to be surviving the current turmoil better than most; however this economic situation is unprecedented in both scale and impact so even strong family businesses need to understand how to successfully navigate today’s un-chartered and turbulent economic landscape. To do this you need business enterprise sustainability (BES), writes John Caslione

Family owned and managed businesses are often run very differently from businesses that are not family owned.

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